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mas3cf wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:18 am
Lefty wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:51 pm
I don't think I've ever made a poll suggestion, but how about "finger and singer rhyme" vs. "finger and singer don't rhyme"?
Second that request.

"Finger" and "Singer" rhyme in German. Not in English.
Okay, somebody help me out - why don't finger and singer rhyme?

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heppm01 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:09 am
mas3cf wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:18 am
Lefty wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:51 pm
I don't think I've ever made a poll suggestion, but how about "finger and singer rhyme" vs. "finger and singer don't rhyme"?
Second that request.

"Finger" and "Singer" rhyme in German. Not in English.
Okay, somebody help me out - why don't finger and singer rhyme?
Most people don't fully voice the g in singer, but they do in finger. (fing-ger...sing-er) Listen to the way Michelle said them on the show - she didn't rhyme them.

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That FJ clue didn't even read like a FJ clue - it's like it was a rejected $600 clue in some wordplay category that got thrown in at the last second when the real FJ gets thrown out for some reason.
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If you can identify A Midsummer Night's Dream from a quote and a character's name - as Michelle did later in the game - you ought to be able to recognize Pyramus and Thisbe since that's the play performed by the rustics within the Shakespeare play...
THAT'S where I knew it from. I had Pyramus on the tip of my tongue, but stayed clam because I couldn't place where I was getting the name from. I did a reading of Midsummer back when I was in college and remember that night well. It took me an embarrassingly long time to recall the name of the play from Lysander's name though -- even though I played Lysander in the show and have multiple photos of myself in a ridiculous costume with the name "LYSANDER" hanging from my neck in huge letters.

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It was generally a well-played game despite some surprising TSs. Pyramus a TS when spotted Thisbe? Cmon, folks! As for FJ: Instaget followed by dithering about whether top was needed. 12 ft boy: nothing in the question required it to be an elemental metal. Brass, bronze and pewter* are considered metals, too.

* Steel is more of a conundrum since it’s an alloy of a metal (Fe) with a non-metal (C)

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Thanks to Michelle for setting my mind at ease about "top brass". I gave that response confidently and Mrs P pointed out that they were looking for a "word". I then worried that I might have cheated myself out of a get. Always re-read the clue for extra comprehension, people!
"Brass" came quickly, then I spent the rest of the think music wondering if they were going to be sticklish enough to eliminate either "top brass" or "brass hat" as correct responses. I support the judges' decision. But I applaud Mrs. P for keeping Opus on the on the straight and narrow.
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But I applaud Mrs. P for keeping Opus on the straight and narrow.
Coming up on 32 years and she hasn't turned in her notice yet! (It's probably because of that clause in her contract that says she has to train her replacement.)

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J! Archive is down for the moment, so I can't provide the exact wording of the clue, but for the rhyming words Daily Double, I said "peasant and pleasant." Any objections as to why that would be wrong? (OED says that peasant can be used as an adjective.)

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MSTieScott wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:54 pm
J! Archive is down for the moment, so I can't provide the exact wording of the clue, but for the rhyming words Daily Double, I said "peasant and pleasant." Any objections as to why that would be wrong? (OED says that peasant can be used as an adjective.)
"Adjective for lowly labor & warmly affable or agreeable"

I would say close, but no cigar. Certainly some peasant work is lowly labor, but I don't think you can broadly apply "peasant" to lowly labor.

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seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:10 pm
MSTieScott wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:54 pm
J! Archive is down for the moment, so I can't provide the exact wording of the clue, but for the rhyming words Daily Double, I said "peasant and pleasant." Any objections as to why that would be wrong? (OED says that peasant can be used as an adjective.)
"Adjective for lowly labor & warmly affable or agreeable"

I would say close, but no cigar. Certainly some peasant work is lowly labor, but I don't think you can broadly apply "peasant" to lowly labor.
A peasant is "a poor farmer of low social status" according to the first definition Google gives me. Sounds like "lowly labor" to me. I think they have to give it to him. It's not quite as good as the desired response, but it fits.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:21 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:10 pm
MSTieScott wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:54 pm
J! Archive is down for the moment, so I can't provide the exact wording of the clue, but for the rhyming words Daily Double, I said "peasant and pleasant." Any objections as to why that would be wrong? (OED says that peasant can be used as an adjective.)
"Adjective for lowly labor & warmly affable or agreeable"

I would say close, but no cigar. Certainly some peasant work is lowly labor, but I don't think you can broadly apply "peasant" to lowly labor.
A peasant is "a poor farmer of low social status" according to the first definition Google gives me. Sounds like "lowly labor" to me. I think they have to give it to him. It's not quite as good as the desired response, but it fits.
That's the noun definition. The adjectival definition refers to traditions, crafts, clothing, etc.

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mas3cf wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:18 am
Lefty wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:51 pm
I don't think I've ever made a poll suggestion, but how about "finger and singer rhyme" vs. "finger and singer don't rhyme"?
Second that request.

"Finger" and "Singer" rhyme in German. Not in English.
This is almost the dress question to me. My mental narration as I read this post was an almost perfect rhyme, with the soft "g" in finger. But I know in speech I would definitely say "get your Fin Ger out of my face", and so on. I think it is one of those where I would use the two syllable and accented enunciation if using it as a noun, and the soft monotone if using it as a verb.

I will vote that they rhyme, every bit as much as water and daughter as normally spoken. Since I work with multi-nationals, I tend to hit the consonants hard and slowly to help them with comprehension. If I can't learn their language, I can sure as hell help them with our nasty train wreck of spelling and pronunciation.
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seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:21 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:10 pm
MSTieScott wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:54 pm
J! Archive is down for the moment, so I can't provide the exact wording of the clue, but for the rhyming words Daily Double, I said "peasant and pleasant." Any objections as to why that would be wrong? (OED says that peasant can be used as an adjective.)
"Adjective for lowly labor & warmly affable or agreeable"

I would say close, but no cigar. Certainly some peasant work is lowly labor, but I don't think you can broadly apply "peasant" to lowly labor.
A peasant is "a poor farmer of low social status" according to the first definition Google gives me. Sounds like "lowly labor" to me. I think they have to give it to him. It's not quite as good as the desired response, but it fits.
That's the noun definition. The adjectival definition refers to traditions, crafts, clothing, etc.
The first definition of peasant as an adjective is "of or characteristic of peasants or their way of life." My ruling stands. No way they wouldn't give credit for this. It wouldn't surprise me if Alex had it written on his card as an "also accept".

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:04 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:21 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:10 pm
MSTieScott wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:54 pm
J! Archive is down for the moment, so I can't provide the exact wording of the clue, but for the rhyming words Daily Double, I said "peasant and pleasant." Any objections as to why that would be wrong? (OED says that peasant can be used as an adjective.)
"Adjective for lowly labor & warmly affable or agreeable"

I would say close, but no cigar. Certainly some peasant work is lowly labor, but I don't think you can broadly apply "peasant" to lowly labor.
A peasant is "a poor farmer of low social status" according to the first definition Google gives me. Sounds like "lowly labor" to me. I think they have to give it to him. It's not quite as good as the desired response, but it fits.
That's the noun definition. The adjectival definition refers to traditions, crafts, clothing, etc.
The first definition of peasant as an adjective is "of or characteristic of peasants or their way of life." My ruling stands. No way they wouldn't give credit for this. It wouldn't surprise me if Alex had it written on his card as an "also accept".
I would concur with "peasant work" being "lowly labor"
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Bump for the rerun with Alex and Shawn doing car talk.

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